AS English Lit: Shakespeare

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Blank Verse
Rhyming verse written in iambic pentameter
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Rhyming Couplet
two successive lines in a verse that have the same meter
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Dramatic Irony
Stylistic Device: Audience know more than audience (Plot Device)
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Soliloquy
Reveals innermost thoughts of a character
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Aside
Short Comment an Actor delivers to the audience
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Antithesis
Two opposite ideas put together for contrast
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Enjambment
Moving from one line to another without pause
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Caesura
Natural pause within a line e.g. breath
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Subplot
Secondary plot running parralel to main plot e.g. Antonio
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Pathos
Experience in life that stirs up emotion
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Metadrama
A play that features another play as part of its plot
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Pun
A 'play on words'
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Paradox
Statement that appears to be self-contradictory
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Carnivalesque
When tradtional rules and order is put aside
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Prose
Language with no metrical structure
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Stichomythia
Dialogue alternating between characters
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Imagery
Figuartive language to represent objects
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Rhyming Couplet

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two successive lines in a verse that have the same meter

Card 3

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Dramatic Irony

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Card 4

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Soliloquy

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Card 5

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Aside

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